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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Increasing the Hoarding Client's Readiness for Change

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Clients who struggle with chronic clutter and hoarding issues may express great enthusiasm during the initial phone call or consultation, only to seem resistant when the decluttering efforts actually begin. One great frustration - for family members, therapists, organizers, and clients - is when it feels like the therapeutic process is one of forcing individuals to make the changes they indicated wanting for themselves. In this presentation, we review reasons why clients may seem resistant to change when they actually may be dealing with other struggles, and how to engage them. By helping to build your clients' readiness for change, you can clear the way for a less cluttered space.


Elspeth Bell, PhD

Dr. Elspeth Bell is a licensed psychologist with an extensive background and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her private practice in Columbia, Maryland focuses on the treatment of Hoarding Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety disorders, depression, and interpersonal difficulties. | | A recognized expert in working with Hoarding Disorder, Dr. Bell works with sufferers, family members, and... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Marriott Ballroom, 4th Floor

Attendees (20)